Woman Calls 911 To Report ‘Pink Meat’ at Barbecue Restaurant

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Calling 911 generally means you are in the middle of an emergency. You know, like being served undercooked meat at a restaurant.

At least, that is why one woman decided to tie up the hotline, as relayed by Today. She decided that the pink meat she was served constituted an emergency situation.

The incident took place at Clyde Cooper’s Barbeque in Raleigh, N.C. when a woman named Annie Cook became upset after discovering the order in her meat was pink, indicating it hadn’t been properly prepared.

Or so the woman thought. So she returned to the restaurant about 10 minutes after picking up her order. But Clyde Cooper’s owner Debbie Holt politely tried to explain it had actually been cooked thoroughly.

“I said, ‘Oh honey, that is the pink from the smoke,” Holt said, via Today. “I said, ‘Honey, it is done,’ and she couldn’t comprehend it.”

Other customers tried to assist the owner.

“It’s ridiculous, especially because we’re an old, established institution in Raleigh, so you know we know what we’re doing, and then you’re telling me it’s not done,” Holt said. “I haven’t encountered anyone that thick-headed in a long time.”

As an interesting aside, a transcript of the 911 call was released by WRAL.

“I had ordered some food from there and the barbecue is pink,” a woman can be heard telling 911. “I asked for either for them to cook it some more or exchange my order. They are saying that the meat is supposed to be pink. I asked for them to change my order and they said they are not giving me my money back or they are not going to trade out the food.”

Woman Calls 911 To Report ‘Pink Meat’

As an even more interesting aside, the police actually showed up.

“I saw out of the corner of my eye and thought, ‘Lord have mercy, is she calling the police on us?'” Holt said. “When the police officer arrived, he kind of had a little smirk and rolled his eyes a little. I said that food is done, and he said, ‘I got you,’ and turned around and left.”

Cooke indicated she is now considering a civil suit. No, really.

Clyde Coopers has been around since 1938 but has never faced anything quite like this. They responded to Cooke’s accusations in a Facebook post of their own.

“The Mac and cheese, she also complained about in her review, has a smoked cheddar mixed in that will not melt,” the pos read. “It just adds flavor. There are other cheeses in the roux we make for the base of the Mac and cheese that does melt, and then we add in the smoked cheddar.

“We did not offer her another plate because 1) her argument was invalid — the meat was in fact ‘done,’ and 2) she did not mention anything wrong with the sides when we was at the restaurant complaint of ‘not done’ bbq, so we gave her her original plate back and never touched it… just gave her chicken as well.”

Does this sound like an emergency situation to you? It did to a woman who goes by the name Cooke, though she sounds like hardly anything of the sort.

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